Iâ€™ve been wrestling with the task of backing up my large BD collection. Iâ€™ve read all the posts about rip-lock I could find, both here and on other forums, but I am still unsure what sort of BD ripping speeds can be achieved these days. Any feedback on the following would be much appreciated:
- Is anyone aware of a current BD drive without rip-lock (or one where the rip-lock can be removed)? Online posts suggest all the new chipsets are â€œun-crackableâ€, is that actually so?
- Would tracking down an older BD drive be a solution around rip-lock? If so, which make/model would be best?
- If rip-lock is completely unavoidable, is there anything else that could make a difference to ripping speeds? What BD drive + software combination would give the fastest (rip-locked) ripping speed?
I've struggled to find a fast drive; Iâ€™ve tried a couple of LGs (BH16NS55 and BE14NS40) and an ASUS, but all of them were capped at 2x BD reading speed. Ripping a BD on the LG BH16NS55 typically takes me 90mins (at 8.5Mb/s), which is forever when you have a large collection. Iâ€™ve had some very useful but sadly not very encouraging feedback from Albert, who notes that BD drives never received any kind of major patches from the community, due to security measures put in place by the manufacturers. Some users suggest the software can make a difference; some even say the operating system matters, but that sounds far-fetched tbhâ€¦
What are you fastest BD ripping speeds and how do you achieve them?